Minister P.P Choudhary gives away One Globe Awards 2017 for contributions in building a knowledge economy in India
ISRO wins Award for R&D; Maharashtra for Smart State
Other winners include Nagpur Municipal Corporation for Smart City; Power Finance Corporation for mobile innovation; Tech Mahindra for digital economy, Shalabh Kumar for excellence in entrepreneurship; and, Uttar Pradesh Police Mahila Samman Prakoshth for social empowerment
Union Minister of State for Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, Shri P.P ChoudharyÂ gave away the One Globe Awards at the sixth annual edition of One Globe Forum being held in the capital. The awards recognize and honor individuals as well as domestic and international companies for their contributions in building a 21st century knowledge economy through their initiatives in digital economy, R&D, smart cities, entrepreneurship, mobile innovation and social empowerment. The Forum was inaugurated by Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Union Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, in the presence of Lord Raj Loomba, Founder and Chairman Trustee, The Loomba Foundation; Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President, U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC); Mr.Shalabh Kumar, Founder and President, Republican Hindu Coalition; Mr. Dalbir Singh, Senior Advisor, Forum of Federations Canada andMr. Harjiv Singh, Convenor, One Globe Forum.
ISRO won the Award for excellence in research and development. The Award for enabling a Smart State was won by Maharashtra, while Nagpur Municipal Corporation won the Award for Smart Cities. The Award for Enabling a Digital Economy was won by Tech Mahindra. Power Finance Corporation won the Award for Mobile Innovation. Shalabh Kumar, Chicago-based American-Indian industrialist and philanthropist was conferred the Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship. The Award for Social Empowerment was bagged by Uttar Pradesh Police Mahila Samman Prakoshth.
Congratulating the winners, Harjiv Singh, Convenor of the One Globe Forum and Founder & CEO of Salwan Media Ventures, said, â€œIn order to transform India into a 21st century knowledge economy, we must strengthen the basic pillars of digital economy, R&D, smart cities, entrepreneurship, mobile innovation and social empowerment â€“ elements that will define Indiaâ€™s growth story. One Globe Awards recognize excellence in these areas and aim to be the most influential assessment in building knowledge economies globally. I congratulate all the winners for their invaluable contribution in accelerating Indiaâ€™s journey on the path to transformation.â€
Other eminent speakers at the two-day Forum included Israelâ€™s Ambassador to India, H.E. Daniel Carmon; former Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Shri Manish Tewari; NITI Aayog CEO Shri Amitabh Kant; Secretary of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes and former NHAI Chairman Shri Raghav Chandra; Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Shri CK Mishra; Joint Secretary of Ministry of Food Processing Shri Parag Gupta; GM of Hitachi India, Masayoshi Tamura; President, Cisco Systems, India & SAARC, Dinesh Malkani; Minister â€“ Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, Patrick Santillo; Former President and Chairman of NASSCOM, Som Mittal; and other top experts from Healthfore Technologies, uTrade Solutions, Anthill Ventures, mydala , DMD Advocates, IAN Incubator, Asian Century Communications, Eight Capital LLC, Turian Labs, iCharity, Fortis Healthcare, Evaldesign, Head Growth Factories, News Corp, Clifford Chance, Cambridge Technologies, Zen Technologies, MSDF, Carnegie India, Livable Habitats, Global Education and Leadership Foundation and My Ivy Ally. The Forum is produced by Salwan Media Ventures in partnership with Cisco, Knowledge@Wharton and USIBC. World Is One News (WION) is the global channel partner while VCCircle and India Briefing are among the other media partners. Braingain Magazine is the education partner. The Forum is also supported by Kodak, ANZIBA, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, European Business Group (EBG) and ISAP.